You're Astanos, son of Koragos and heir to the heros Kodros who slew the cyclops Thantatos. As such you are to tend to the temple of Hades erected on the island that carries your ancestor's name and sacrifice there every month. (it is 2 weeks until sacrifice week)A fortnight ago, on your way home from the city, Persephone came to you in a dream and told you that for your family to prosper, you must find favour with many gods to be blessed in the matters dearest to you, though to do this with caution as they are jealous and confrontational. Once back at your homestead, you started construction on a shrine to Persephone (roll me a 1d100 for that, best of first 2) as well as ordered your new slaves to set up a new field (another 1d100 pls) and a vineyard and to start cutting trees for building material.When you went out hunting last week, you slew a boar with golden tusks. You added its flesh to your stockpiles and hid the tusks in a chest in your room. They are bound to be worth a pretty penny.When you came home, one of your newly acquired slaves was gone, having not returned from the woods. He seemed to have vanished, his axe still embedded in the oak he had been cutting down.Mentes, your protege as opposed to Protage, which is the name of your wife speaks to you of voiceless whispers filling the air.
>>1188748The sun rises high on the first morning of the tenth week under you reign. The dream still lingers, but you look forward to the tasks you set yourself for the coming week. What will those be?
>>1188748Track down the lost slave.Neato kodros is back
>>1188755Oh and make a third field.
>>1188758third field's in progress, just needs rolling
>>1188759What happened to my trip
>>1188759Oh okay, errrm do we have a mill or quern? If we have those than make a bakery
>>1188768Oh my bad, I keep fucking up with my trips
>>1188768you have neither. still need two rolls too
Rolled 10, 32 = 42 (2d100)>>1188770Eeeeh oh okay its in the rules my badI forgot how to roll for your quest.
Rolled 56, 55 = 111 (2d100)>>1188750
Rolled 11, 29 = 40 (2d100)>>1188770rolling just because
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>1188755>>1188776>>1188782The construction of the shrine is finished, a white marble structure with a small statue of Persephone in its center.The field is tilled and will bear fruit before summer is over.As the second field starts bearing fruit, your food production starts matching your consumption.>>1188755>Where do you want to look for the slave?>What do you want to do this week? (two constructions max, of those only 1 can be large)It is one week until sacrifice week.
>>1188831we need to go on a hunt of live animal to offer as sacrifice guys, let's try the snares again.start the search in the woods where we found the boar, it's near where the slave got lost and we probably pissed someone off by taking that throphy.Also, our sister-in-law should try to pray for Persefone, as her temple is near the place where the guy got lost so maybe she has some guidance for us.as constructions go, I say the slaves need to start erecting a silo to store the harvest
Rolled 6, 83 = 89 (2d100)>>1188852Supporting
>>1188852>>1188859>>1188860You grab your snares and weapons and set out to bring back a trophy to please the Lord of the Underworld. You feel confident in your skill, and fancy your chances of finding something in the woods, (In the form of a d100), be it the lost slave or adequate game.You talk with Protage, your sister in law not your wife as i foolishly said earlier and she reminds you that asking from the gods without giving something back is a sure path to deaf ears. (an apropriate sacrifice would go a long way)While you're out, your slaves begin setting up foundations for grainstores. Where exactly do you command them to start digging?
>>1188892For the grainstores I will also require a d100. best of 2 as always.
Rolled 1, 35 = 36 (2d100)>>1188892>>11888981st dice snares, second the buildingguys, as a sacrifice for Persephone I don't know, we could give her the elk or the boar fur but I was hoping to keep that as an insurance in the case we fail to find any proper sacrifice for Hades.we could give her some food, it's the first time we are talking with her and we just built her a temple, in addition to asking what she knows about the disappearance we could ask her what she prefers as sacrifice
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>1188892
Rolled 43, 48 = 91 (2d100)>>1188898
>>1188921this is goodand do here
>>1188921>>1188923>>1188933The hunt goes badly. You set up snares in the luscious, more fruitful north of the forest where you also had found the boar, but not even tracks are found anywhere near. In general, the forest seems silent and empty. You stalk through the underbrush, and just as you fail to find tracks of game you neither find any tracks of your slave anywhere, apart from that lone axe in the tree - has bark grown along its blade?Meanwhile your grain silo is beginning to undergo construction, emptying your building materials completely. It can likely be finished with the wood and clay still brought in by your slaves.IT IS SACRIFICE WEEK - What do you wish to give your lord Hades?
What do we have to offer?
>>1188969I say elk fur with some food on top
>>1188992your luxury goods include:>stag fur (somewhat bad condition)>boar's fur>golden tusks>your armour and weaponryYou could also sacrifice goats, food, money, or even just wood or blood, or anything you could think of.Hades is looking upon you with much favour (as indicated by the vase in the bottom right), but dissatisfactory sacrifices might sour his temper. But as I said, your standing with him is quite good at the moment.
>>1189009boar's fur for hades, and our blood for Persephone
>>1189017that works for me tomake it ours and our sister-in-law's blood
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>1188969rolling for the sacrifice just in the case you need italso, i'm heading off to work now, thanks for running qm and keep up the good work other anons
>>1189017>>1189022You prepare the fur to be sacrificed, and sharpen a ceremonial dagger. Roll 2d100 for the receptions of the sacrifices.Your slaves use all the materials, making it downright impossible to start a new building, but you can still command them to do something this week, just as you can still perform an action. What will you do?
Rolled 1, 1 = 2 (2d100)>>1189046
>>1189009Supporting this for sacrifice>>1189017We should ask him if he wishes for any festivities in his honour, perhaps with a wrestling tornament? If he agrees we should pray to him so he may grant us a proper sacrifice for such an event.
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>1189046the other dicelet's see what Persephone has to say before we send them cutting wood again. If she says it's ok let them continue, if not they can treat the stag fur so we can make an armor or something.we have to explore and find new hunting grounds.aaaaa sriously, now i'm going, gonna be late dammit
>>1189049holy shit this is bad
Rolled 18, 6 = 24 (2d100)>>1189046Eeeeh rollan
how much value is the blood sacrifice?
>>1189093A few drops of blood is a weak sacrifice, but you demanded only the answer to a simple question, which isn't a lot either.
>>1189055At dawn you and your sister in law walk to Persephone's altar. Protage clutches the dagger firmly in both hands. You cut open the palms of your hands, and let the blood dribble down on the bust of the goddess. It pearls down, leaving no mark on the white marble. The blood trickles to the floor in the midst of the pavillon.Your wounds immediately heal up without a trace of the cut. You feel incredibly tired all of a sudden, as if you had been working tirelessly for days. Protage sags against you, and you support her, having to half carry her as you reach the house. She feels hot and has grown very pale, her breathing shallow. You see to it that she is being well taken care of. (It takes you an additionaly food this week) As she awakes she tells you of her slumber. She was afraid and angry. When she looked down she noticed hoofs where her feet should have been, but she didn't think anything of it, as if it was the most natural thing for her. In the distance she saw the roof of the temple. She tells you of a lust of wine and dance that she had in her dream. You know this to be a sign, an answer to your pleas for guidance. (Protage will consume 1 food this week)>>1189039You make your way up to the great temple at dusk and light the fire in the great stone brazier set up in its middle. You toss the fur into the air above the brazier and it catches fire, burning to ash long before it touches the flames. You say your prayers, your thanks and leave the temple with the moon shining brightly above you.You ask, loudly: >"Hades, king of the underworld, and master of my days - How may I please you? Shall a contest of strength amuse you?" >"Send me a sign that I may know your will!"Nothing happens. You walk home, seemingly ignored by your god and still weak from the sacrifice to Persephone.But back in the stead, a curious sight meets you: A sleeping black bull lies there before your porch, surrounded by your slaves - they tell you that, believe it or not, they have dug the animal out of the ground at the building site, breathing and all. A silver collar hangs around the animal.>Constructions on the silo enter their final stages.>What will your next actions be?
Rolled 24, 48 = 72 (2d100)>>1189105Continue to search for the slave in the woods and pen off the third field
>>1189123You have no buidling materials left. You could acquire them though by chopping wood or harvest stone. But you >>1189055said you wanted to find out wether or not it's a good idea to cut down more trees before returning to that. (If two people say they want to though, you can definitely do it, as always)
Rolled 84, 50 = 134 (2d100)>>1189137Okay, then first roll to find the slave in the woods, second roll to start digging out a trench for an earthen wall, because defenses at this point sound nice.Rolling in case it matters
>>1189105I guess we send word of our planned festivities, so we can gather some actual contestents to fight in hades name.Also leave the forest alone for now, for something tells me that he didn't run away and instead got turned into a tree or some shit for hitting on a holy oak dedicated to hera or something like that.Also while we have him is it possible to breed the divine bull with our cow herd? I don't wish for a seccond Minotaurus, but I doubt Hades will mind as long as we sacrifce him on point and make the festival worthwhile
>>1189150where do you want the mud wall?>>1189167you do not have a cow herd, you only have goats. But you could theoretically breed the bull.If you are going to hold a wrestling tournament like >>1189052 suggested, you can invite athletes from either >Vedinathe city of fat merchants and penny-pinchersor>Lathosthe city of brash brutes and warriors.The two are constantly at odds with each other and inviting both would be unwise.Men from Lathos would be trouble in all likelyhood. They are devout Ares worshippers and as brash and violent as he is. But they would make excellent combatants, pleasing to Hades.The men from Vedinan, although disgustingly slimy, would likely be amicable guests, maybe even bring gifts and trade goods (as even at festivals, these men indulge their greed).But their athletes might be weak and a disgrace to Hades, who very well be displeased with their display.
>>1189183>but you could theoretically breed the bull.wait whatwell we better get some cows then, unless that breeding isn't just some crude joke >Lathos I guess we just have to cut back on the alkohol and instead serve more food, preferably the thick and heavy kind.
Well there's not much of a consensus right now for lack of player base. Maybe there'll be more stuff when I'm back. I'm gonna leave this thread up, feel free to discuss and decide and whatnot, I'll update when I get to it
>>1189224Don't worry, I'm still hanging around, so I'll be here as soon as things pick up again
>>1189219Sorry, still catching up on the archives
>>1189250Naaaah on second thought a wall is meh... mabye a bakery instead?
I'll be off and on in this thread in case a consensus is reached sometime. I'll also have another more intensive thing tomorrow or aftermorrow, the announcement for which you can catch here:https://twitter.com/MinCorpPixel
>>1189105Okay my final actions are to scout the forest for our slave and invite the Lathos to a wrestling tournament. Enough fugin around
>>1189320This is good
>>1189320This, send the slaves to cut more trees but stay with them as a warden while they do it
>>1189347I am strictly against touching that forest before we know whats going on!
>>1189320>>1189339>>1189347>>1189357>>1189385You send away the boy, extending an invitation to the festivities to lathos.There still seem to be conflicting opinions about the woodcutting though (You could try different options of getting materials.)I will update once you've reached consensus
>>1189357This is right for now
>>1189406well there's not much you're doing right now, other than send an invitation out for a tournament that there has so far been no planning put into.Anything you want your slaves to do?Anything you want to do personally? Maybe you want to do something about the signs you got from Persephone?
>>1189419What do we must do to make wine? Maybe work for that
>>1189419Lay out the grounds for the tourney, line the stocks and foundations with packed dirt and wicker from hay rather than wood.
>>1189431A wine press would probably require wood, we still dont want to disrupt the woods too much, spirits and shiet
>>1189435supporting thisalso is it reasonable to go back and purchase cows? I really don't want to explore other options on this
>>1189435This But we need to find what is on the woods
>>1189445Cows and olive seeds would be great.
>>1189455I honestly hope we can get the olives from Athena at some point, they take just so long to prosper the normal way.I am also very happy we didn't name Hades an exact date, gives us at least a little bit more time
>>1189452>>1189435>>1189445You start flattening the earth to be later filled up with send for the wrestling grounds. Where would you like to place your humble Arena?
>>1189465Guys we need to hunt non stop, these guy will expect to be fed and grain probably won't do
>>1189465Between the two temples
>>1189483We should investigate the woods first>>1189465Opposite side of the villa, from the road I mean.
>>1189483As for material, let's collect stone from the mountains if we have picks or cut the trees from the south, but we can't delay our buildings, we will need wine for the event so apress is a must and the harvest will be upon us so we need to finish the silo
>>1189495Also, the vision is probably dionisios or that faun taking or slave hostage, if we apease them they might give him back
>>1189495I am pretty sure we finished the silo >>1189465lets go to the market, we have to purchase food and other necesities for the festival, not to mention the cows
Your slaves finish construction of the storage building early afternoon, and, satisified with their work you let them rest for the day, which they enjoy by bathing at the nearby beach. You start moving your perishables and the grain into the new building. Please roll a d100.You write up a letter and send Mentes on his way to Lathos. The boy seems chuffed to bits, for this is the first time you entrust him with a task all on his own.The following morning you begin construction of the arena. You inspect several sites, and deem it unfeasible to build between the temples, for there is not enough space to build there. Instead you strike the earth opposite to the main building, on the other side of the road.Protage seems to have regained her strength, although she still seems confused about the dream she had. With careful steps she inspects the newest field, which has also just begun to wield its firt harvest, increasing your food prdouction.After she seemed sure to be strong enough to handle such trips, she went up to the future vinyard and discovered first sprouts there. If the weather plays along you'll be able to harvest the first grapes late summer.Your slave is still missing.What's next for week 15?
>>1189533we need to go to the market to buy stuff for the festival anyway, might as well use this opportunity.
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>1189533Search for the slave in the forest.Make a small stone slab wine press
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>1189533
>>1189533We need to buy wine And if possible a cow And we can sell food, because is increasing we will not die
>>1189533go to the grove where we saw the faun to see if we find him and ask if he knows about the slave, if we don't find him we can hunt on the area.the slaves colect stones for materials behind the templeour sister in law milks the goats so we can have some cheese going in our basement, if thats not an option we give it to our slaves and ourselves as a morale buff
>>1189544>>1189560If you go to the market, will you go to >Lathoswith its brutish inhabitants (who are likely very bad hagglers) and so-so range of products or will you go to>Vedinawith its shrude and greedy business men (with plentiful supplies) and less violent enviroment?That is of course supposing that you go there at all.
>>1189533Sweet, Kodros is back.>>1189563Supporting, if the slaves gather enough material try and build a wine press. We'll need booze for festivities after the tournament.
>>1189571Verdina for this, as long as they don't already know that we choose their counter parts for the tourney. If there is a big chance that they already do, we are better of going to Lathos.>>1189560horrible idea, half the rape and pilage stampeds of centauers are caused by wine, the other half by to much wine. So we really should think twice before we overdo it on alcohol
>>1189571>VedinaIf we go or wen we go How much time do he have until the arena fights?
>>1189586>How much time do he have until the arena fights?you tell me
So this week your slaves will have finished with laying out the grounds for the arena. Could you roll a d100 bo2 please.
>>1189584"She tells you of a lust of wine and dance that she had in her dream" that's why we need wine
>>1189587I don't know Hades to be an impatient god as long as we don't slack off on our preparations.>>1189595you are right just don't use it for the festival unless we really, I mean really have too.
Rolled 43, 57 = 100 (2d100)>>1189587We need to decide this then >>1189591
>>1189599simple, when it's done
>>1189597We are doing this for hades or Persephone too? If just for hades we don't need wine
One important thing: will you go to the Satyr to speak with him or to Vedina to buy supplies?
The work on the arena goes well and it will be done over the next days. There are no seating opportunities yet, but if necessary, the audience can stand and watch.You send some of your slaves to gather stone and begin construction of a wine press, while you yourself make your way towards Vedina to buy supplies for the festival. The dream of your sister in law after your bid to Persephone, which pointed you towards the satyr, you brush aside for more important matters.>>1189563cheese production goes on as before, with some being saved up and aged for the festival.>IT IS SACRIFICE WEEK NEXT WEEKThis will be the last update for today.Talk amongst yourselves about:>what to buy in Vedina>what to build and do the next week>what to SACRIFICEI will resume play tomorrow in the evening GMT, and announce that here: https://twitter.com/MinCorpPixel
>>1189654AND WRONG PHOTO, GREAT CONCLUSION MAN!
>>1189654A cow and some wine
>>1189654Thanks for running, keep the good work
>>1189654>what to buy in Verdinacows, different kinds of food and kattle for the feast. Probably some wine for the satyr and the honour guests, as well as the victor.Can't think of much else at the moment>what to build and do the next weekhalt construction on the wine press, we have more then a few weeks time before our grapes are even close to harvesting time. So instead we should use the time to build seating opportunities out of stone for the more important guests, so they don't have to sit with the pleb. >SacrificeIt would be a waste to gamble away Hades good will, so we sacrifice him the boar tusks.We also should find something for persephone, maybe we can purchase something at the market.
>>1189654Thanks for running, as always a job well done.
>>1189654Thanks for running man, looking forward to next time.
>>1189654Thanks for running this quest my dude!
>>1189697this is good
>>1189654Thanks for running.we have to talk to that satyr guys, maybe our sister in law can do it sinse it was her dream, send a slave with her for protection, a slow one in case the satyr gets angry
>>1189850this is good too
I'll start running a game soon, last chance to argue
>>1189850agreed having someone talk to the satyr might not be the worst idea
>>1189697>>1192298>>1189799>>1189633>>1189646You arrive in Vedina, the markets as busy and packed as you found them some weeks ago. You are again greeted by the fat councilman who offers you cheerily to sell you his wares - you remember the man to have ripped you off somewhat severely on prices last time. To determine price and range of offers, please >Tell me wether you want to buy from the council or from an independent sellerand>roll a 1d100.
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>1192316I want to try and intimidate the salesman from last time into making us a good offer this time, unless he plans on visiting Hades sooner then he might have anticipated.
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>1192316
>>1192316Wine and a cow
Rolled 44 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>1192327>>1192334let's give that a counter roll.
>>1192327>>1192334you build yourself up to your full stature and look the fat man straight into his beady eyes.>"Last time, I submitted to your profiteering. But no more. You are to offer me a fair price, or you will feel my wrath, as a disciple of Hades whom you would be joining sooner than you might have anticipated."The merchant's face turns to surprise, fear, and then anger, as the guards to his side step forward, crossing their spears in front of him. He begins shouting:>"How DARE you? You insubordinate fool, master of a dozen hermits, you come to the great city of Vedina and you think you will talk to its merchants like this? Worse, its official representative in these matters, sent to you graciously by the council? >"I will forget your insult, your threat, but only because we here are more civilized than the brutes in Lathos. But you will get not a thing from me. Go down to the pleb's market, buy what you can get there, but not a grape you will get from me!"What do you do? Do you press your luck, or do you do as he says?
>>1192361 press your luck
>>1192367this, I mean in worst case we go to Hades and this guy gets stomped for ruining his party.
>>1192367>>1192370how exactly are you intending to conduct yourself? are you going to jump him, or just continue to be threatening or..?
>>1192350Damn im late>>1192361'Such blatant lies anger me, but I will subdue my wrath for fear of your guards. Yet you should watch your wrath all the same, for who knows how many customers will follow after your outbursts.'Essentially hinting towards slander as potential backlash.Get a cow, some olive tree seeds, and some booze for the party
>>1192375But I think we should leave regardless.
>>1192375This is good But roll a dice is good too
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>1192383Mkay
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>1192390
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>1192375I am against admiting fear or any other form of weakness infront of that guy.>>1192373Instead start grinning like a rapist that found a little girl lost in the forest without her pathfinder group and politely ask him, how the more civilized people deal with robbers and common thieves
>>1192375This with this roll >>1192390We maybe be ok
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>1192375alright, taking this. Low risk, low success potential. roll a 1d100 >>1192390I'm allowing this for now, but please wait with the rolling until you're asked for it in the future to avoid confusion with priority and such.Roll me a d100 for this.MEANWHILE, back at the temple, the construction on seats for the stadium has commenced, as your slaves drag stones from the mountainside down and arrange them into stands. You are using all the materials you have for this.As you aren't there, it falls again to your wife to sacrifice, and you have elected to do so with the solid golden tusks of the boar you have recently killed. As is custom, she conducts the ritual on the evening of the last day of sacrifice week - and for that I would like a 1d100 please.
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>1192414I didn't realise we didn't require a roll there, my bad.
>>1192414okay, I said twice to roll a d100 for the intimidation. But we alread yhave rolls for that, as I will allow >>1192399>>1192403so only rolls for the sacrifice will be required.
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>1192403But thats the point, warfare is deception. Are we scared of his gaurds and admitting it? Is it a trap to get him to react? Is it to provoke him?Who knows>>1192414Rollan>>1192414
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>1192414
>>1192421the way this guy treats his customers he won't survive long enough for your schemes to take root.
>>1192417>>1192421As Protage throws the gold tusks into the fire, they simmer for longer than you're used to, throwing blisters and melting before being reduced to ashes, which keep a golden hue even in the midst of the fire, as if fighting consumption.The subsequent night's sleep is disturbed by incessant bellowing.>>1192390The merchant, clearly still conflicted over the threat on his life from earlier, takes a step back and then reluctantly gives you an offer:>"Let's not make any rash comments we might regret later. I am, after all, a business man, with immaculate reputation. >"I will offer you my wares, as I would do to all with coin, but don't think for a second that you will get any of my famous discounts!"Now here's your decision: Shopping here will likely be even more expensive than last time. But as this merchant is an official representative of the city, the product range is very large - luxury items, expensive types of food, cattle and seed as well as promised goods from further off can be bought here.If you go down to the commoner's market, outside of the agora, you could probably expect fair prices without haggling, but only for poor folk's stuff.
>>1192445>>1192461You make your way down to the marketplace. It is bustling with people and you soon retreat to the backroom of a merchant. He names you his prices.Grain - 150Food - 100Slaves - 600Goats - 350you have 1250 drachma in gold and silver (now that you've sacrificed the tusks)>What would you like to buy?Also: >What would you like to do at home the next week?
>>1192480>GrainWe still have time to look for wine or a cow?
>>1192480dam you OPnone of those things are of any value to us right now, at best we could buy some food.I feel tricked -_-
>>1192486>>1192488this is the limited product range of the commoner's market you've chosen. They don't have:>luxury items, expensive types of food or cattle as said here >>1192440. that was made pretty clear.You could swallow your pride and try again in the Agora, but you threatening to kill the merchant designated to you by the council had predictable consequences.
>>1192492great now he knows we don't have another choice.Is there a temple of Hermes? Because we could really use his help right now.
>>1192492Go home then Sad thing Next we were need to find the we have to talk to that satyr
>>1192502I don't care for the cost not reallywe really need a cow, it is an almost garantued self payed infestment.
>>1192500there is one here, you could try and give him a sacrifice.But be warned, you have no report with the god, so there's a good chance for it to just be a sacrifice and prayer, with the god paying little heed to you. You have erected no statue to him nor done any deed in his honour, he likely doesn't know of your existence other than as a soul to be brought to the river Styx one day.But the right sacrifice and the right rolls could overcome that hurdle.
>>1192506We need to talk again, if we need the risk then lest go
>>1192509I don't think this will work, we don't even know what he likes
>>1192509I think we should consider shenanigans with hermes later.>>1192480One more goat and one more slave, we got the third field going so feeding the slave wont be an issue. Get the goat for a sacrifice. Mhm
>>1192509while I am usually one for gambling it's not worth the risk in this case. Maybe if we show the god world what a potent follower we are they might eventually catch on and demand from us that we worship them. Anyway lets go back swallow our pride and try to buy a cow, if we can get an offspring from the black bull it will be a worthwile investment
I'm not sure what Nathol wants >>1192502>>1192514you'd be the deciding vote it seems.At this point, if anything gets two votes, it gets locked in.You still need to decide what to have your slaves do at home for the next week as well.
>>1192534A change of options a lot, sorry Let's talk again with the rich merchant
>>1192543thisfor building I already suggested>>1189697and would like to stick withWe should use the time to build seating opportunities out of stone for the more important guests, so they don't have to sit with the pleb.
>>1192554Supporting the slave idea
>>1192543>>1192526You make your way up to the agora again, your tunic bearing stains of mud from mingling with the rabble now.The merchant grins as you enter his shop again.I think you wanted a cow, which would be 800 drachma. Otherwise the prices are (all of them clearly horrendously inflated):Cow 800Food 250Goats 500Grain 300Grapes 400Horse 1800House 4000Olive Oil 500Slaves 900Marble 500>>1192554that stuff has already been started to be built, the week after, which was this one. Next week it will be finished, but you can still have the slaves do other things if you want to.
>>1192559Absolute cancerGet the cow and smile.Leave
>>1192564this>>1192559The slaves could make decorations we can use to decorate the whole thing. Probably something that pays homage to Persephone, in a way that says, look at me I am not just the greatest god, I also have the greatest wife kind of way.
>>1192585This could also work, I think more and better seating spaces would be better.
>>1192559can we haggle the cow?
>>1192596True they would be, but I am not sure how we are supposed to build them without wood ...and i doubt our slaves can build us a colosseum.
You thank the merchant, displaying a serene mask and even managing a smile, leaving him with a fat purse of Drachma. He must have expected some outburst again.You pack up your things hastily and leave Vedina, for you want to arrive before the end of the week, thinking about Mentes, who should have returned by the time you get back.The Stands are finished, and are looking pretty impressive. Your Slaves, clearly eager to catch a glimpse of the games themselves and intending to impress you, have used the ample amount of time fully and create a fine seating area.The slaves not taking part in the building process divide their time between plucking flowers which have sprouted around the shrine to Persephone after your last sacrifice and fashioning wreaths of them, and hauling some more stones from the mountain into your stockpiles.>What will your orders be for next week?
>>1192615money should read 450
>>1192615Pen the third field, with hay wicker or dirtSmall stone winepressNo wood shall we? Least not for a whileTouching the forest is a nono.
>>1192615breed the cow, with the gift from Hades while there is still time!
>>1192640This and talk to satyr
>>1192640>>1192660Yeah ok these are more importantSupporting
>>1192640roll for breeding please!
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>1192681
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>1192681come on nuffel you can do this
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>1192681Rollan
You arrive at your homestand. Glad to be away from the city. The enthusiasm with which you are shown the new arena, the blossoming flowers from persephone are almost enough to make you forget how much lighter your purse is.Among those greeting you is Mentes, who, grinning proudly, exclaims that the Lathosians have graciously accepted your invitation and are, unsurprisingly, eager to compete. They will arrive within a fortnight.You draw a pen around the third field using stones from the surrounding area.You leave the bull alone with your newly bought cow, and their bellowing the following day gives you an idea of what they're doing.Then, one early dawn you put on your armour, take Mentes by your side and make your way down south again, to the meadow where you found your goats and where you know the Satyr to like to sit and play his lyre. (cont.)
>>1192723You arrive at the meadow and see the goatman plucking his lyre and singing to himself in the rays of the morning sun.>"I have lost a slave"you say to him, your helmet in hand, with some distance between you.>"He vanished in the forest. I have asked onto the gods for a sign, and they have pointed me to you. Tell me, satyr, are you holding my property?"The satyr laughs his goatish laugh.>"I have told you before and I tell you again: No one's master am I, and no one is my master. I am free, what am I to do with a slave to shackle me?">"But if truly the gods have brought you to me, and truly it is you Astonos, slayer of the gold toothed boar, then I know who has it."His expression, formerly distorted in a gleeful grimace becomes softer and almost melancholic>"My love, the most beautiful of all. Ekleria, the nymph of the forest and the lake. To her, her mother, Demeter, the boar was given as a gift. Oh the gold shines not so bright as does her beauty..."Not content with reminiscing about the nymph, the satyr breaks into song, a sorrowful ballad of forbidden love.
>>1192754alright, the question is now>What will you do next week?It is two weeks until the tournament, which will fall on sacrifice week - a convinient state of affairs, seeing as you already know what to sacrifice on that day.
>>1192723>>1192754>>1192762and lastly, this is my last update for today! Talk amongst yourselves what you'll do, and you can follow me here:https://twitter.com/MinCorpPixel
>>1192765Thanks my dude, great quest ya got. Keep it up, proud of you
>>1192765Thanks for the running man
>>1192762We need to find Ekleria, and talk to her
>>1192765Thanks for running!We have to find the nymph and give her to hades, that would be a hell of a sacrifice
>>1193009True, although that would be eternally shitting on Demeter, which would likely cause significant harvest troubles.
>>1193009nymphs are lesser divine beeings. I doubt that we can do anything agaisnt them without the help of a god
Can we still engage in the ancient art of sodomy with the Satyr in hopes of recieving his help when dealing with Demeter?